Birth

Word BIRTH
Character 5
Hyphenation birth
Pronunciations /bɜːθ/

Definitions and meanings of "Birth"

What do we mean by birth?

The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother. noun

The act or process of bearing young; parturition. noun

The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location. noun

The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance. noun

Origin; extraction. noun

Noble or high status. noun

A beginning or commencement. synonym: beginning. noun

To deliver (a baby). transitive verb

To bear (a child). transitive verb

The fact of being born; nativity. noun

By extension, any act or fact of coming into existence; beginning; origination: as, the birth of Protestantism. noun

The act of bearing or bringing forth; parturition: as, “at her next birth,” noun

The condition into which a person is born; lineage; extraction; descent: as, Grecian birth; noble birth: sometimes, absolutely, descent from noble or honorable parents and ancestors: as, a man of birth. noun

That which is born; that which is produced. noun

Nature; kind; sex; natural character. noun

In astrology, nativity; fortune. noun

See berth. noun

See berth. noun

The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.

An instance of childbirth.

A beginning or start; a point of origin.

The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.

That which is born.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Birth

The word "birth" in example sentences

Another objection was her birth: "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" but as it was _birth merely and solely_, {p. 254} this has been abandoned. ❋ Unknown (1824)

V. i.214 (376, 4) [Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty] [W. in birth] _Worth_ is as proper as _birth. ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

WARBURTON.] _Native_ is here not natural birth, but _natural parent_, or _cause of birth_. ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

And they don't use the term "birth control" for IUDs and some forms of the pill that do destroy fertilized eggs, or have the potential to do so. ❋ Jason Salzman (2011)

So much gentler than dead baby or grey lifeless body, with the word birth even being a cruel hoax, since the child will never take a breath and their mother's soul will be forever changed by an immutable, indelible loss. ❋ Kate Grant (2011)

Bettmann/Corbis THE ADVOCATE | Sanger around 1915, a year after she coined the term 'birth control.' ❋ Ruth Graham (2011)

Recognizing the early signs of labor is paramount to preventing premature birth as well as preparing for a term birth. ❋ LINDA ALBI (1993)

Obama joked about his birth certificate by showing what he dubbed his "birth video." ❋ The Huffington Post News Editors (2011)

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation today to end what he calls "birth tourism." ❋ Unknown (2011)

A society that protects its children regardless of the accidents of their birth is a society that stands a far better chance of creativity showing up. ❋ Unknown (2010)

By any chance could it be because Obama was born in Hawaii and therefore recording his birth is a State function of the State of Hawaii, headed by the Governor of Hawaii? ❋ Unknown (2010)

Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death and a major cause of lifelong disability. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I can understand with enough material to want to do 2 movies but if they stop the first one after the birth is there really enough to come back for more in a second movie. ❋ Unknown (2010)

After training as a nurse, Sanger began dreaming of a magic pill that would prevent pregnancy, and it was she who first coined the term birth control, in 1914. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Her weeping after the birth is the seep of remorse. ❋ Unknown (2008)

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